A strategic partnership with Maryland Nonprofits beginning in July 2018 is expanding learning resources for National Association of Social Workers - Maryland (NASW-MD) members. A provider of high-quality nonprofit management courses and consulting for over 25 years, Maryland Nonprofits, a statewide membership association, works to promote a thriving and effective nonprofit sector in Maryland. NASW-MD will partner with Maryland Nonprofits to deliver expertise and professional development to social work administrators so that their organizations can better deliver services to their clients.
“NASW-MD has long provided excellent continuing education for generalist and clinical social workers. Several years ago, by introducing an annual Macro Conference, we began to cover the breadth of Macro practice,” said Daphne McClellan, E.D. NASW-MD. “This new partnership will allow our chapter to provide more in-depth nonprofit management training to social workers who often find themselves in management positions for which they are not academically prepared.”
Bringing Best Practices Home: Standards for Excellence Implementation Clinic, will be held December 4, 2018. This course will guide attendees through an audit to identify their organizations’ strengths and areas for improvement. It will be the first of several courses offered under the partnership.
Maryland Nonprofits is one of the most active nonprofit associations in the United States, serving over 1,200 members that represent every county in the state and all areas of the nonprofit community, including human services, health, educational, cultural, environmental, religious, and other charitable organizations and foundations.
“Many social workers are also nonprofit leaders that are working with boards of directors, responsible for grant-writing and fundraising, maintaining legal compliance and managing volunteers,” said Heather Iliff, Maryland Nonprofits CEO. “Maryland Nonprofits has a wealth of resources to offer in these areas. We are excited to partner with NASW-MD whose mission aligns so perfectly with ours.”
Maryland Nonprofits offers a variety of trainings for your board, staff or volunteers on topics ranging from innovative board member recruitment, to strategic planning, to evaluation strategies. Visit MarylandNonprofits.org to learn more.